Physical Therapy Equipment-Therapy Modalities | ACP

Thirty Years of Research. One Hundred Scientific Studies. And a long-standing record for innovation.

With 30 years of experience, nearly 100 scientific studies documenting clinical efficacy, and a long-standing track record for outcomes-driven innovation, ACP is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced physical therapy modalities. ACP’s devices and physical therapy equipment are developed around evidence-based practice, and have been engineered to meet the rigorous performance requirements of elite athletics and professional clinicians.

State-of-the-Art Technology. Built for the Real World

ACP’s physical agent modalities/physical therapy modalities are designed by clinicians, for clinicians, with one thing in mind: results. With an engineering philosophy that is focused on outcomes, ease of use and durability, ACP’s medical technology and physical therapy tools are built to endure the challenges of "real world" therapy settings and training rooms.

ACP is proud to provide the physical therapy "equipment of choice" for numerous professional, collegiate and Olympic sports organizations around the world — including recent Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, Olympic Gold Medal, and NCAA National Championship winners.

Technology Highlights

ACP offers a full line of Therapeutic Modality devices including Electrotherapy, Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS), Therapeutic Ultrasound, Shortwave Diathermy and Infrared Therapy:

  • Condition-driven operating protocols for ease of use and efficiency
  • Patented PENS technology for neuromuscular rehabilitation
  • Patented Delta T Temperature Dose Control technology ensures reproducible ultrasound and diathermy dosage for treatment consistency, safety and clinician efficiency
  • Ultrasound technology with the lowest BNR/ERA in the industry
  • Patented transducer-mounted controls for ease of use and efficiency
  • Protocol-use recording capabilities for utilization tracking
  • Built-in lead wire/output tester
  • Durable cases, membrane-covered controls and built-in carry handles

Therapeutic Modalities

Built for the demands of professional clinicians, ACP’s Therapeutic Modalities and other progressive rehabilitation technology have been carefully developed around evidence-based practice by ACP’s team of scientists, physicians, biomedical engineers and clinicians to provide leading-edge clinical efficacy and safety.

By decreasing pain, inflammation and edema, Therapeutic Modalities can increase patient comfort and tolerance to treatment. This enables therapists to introduce earlier, more aggressive therapy interventions to help improve function and recovery. Therapeutic Modalities can also allow therapists to treat more complex conditions by decreasing muscle disuse atrophy, increasing circulation and improving neuromuscular control in patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses.

  • All devices are FDA 510K registered and have been tested extensively among a broad patient population, from elite athletes to aging adults.
  • Device operational protocols are developed around evidence-based practice and are condition-driven for reproducible treatment results, ease of use and therapist efficiency
  • ACP’s therapeutic equipment features a number of patented and proprietary features, including Delta T Temperature Dose Control and Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS)
  • ACP’s equipment warranty guarantees that its therapeutic modalities will be free of material and workmanship defects for one year. Reconditioned equipment is covered for a one year period.

Introducing ACP’s New Pro Series Technology

Continuing its heritage for innovation and outcomes-driven design, ACP’s new Pro Series physical therapy equipment introduces yet another level of clinical integrity, reliability and ease of use through a variety of new features.

This new product line of physical therapy tools includes Electrotherapy (Omnistim® 500 Pro); Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) (Omnistim® FX2 Pro and Omnistim® FX2 Pro Sport); Ultrasound (Omnisound® 3000 Pro); Short Wave Diathermy (Megapulse® II Pro); and an Infrared Therapy and E-Stim Combo Unit with Hand Probe (Neuroprobe® 500B).

Each piece of physical therapy equipment now offers pre-set parameters with protocol-driven operation for clinician efficiency and ease of use. In addition, the new Pro Series devices include a larger menu display, improved durability, and a smooth-finish control panel membrane for enhanced infection control. A hand remote is integrated into the Omnistim® 500 Pro and Omnistim® FX2 Pro for therapist or patient-prompted "sit to stand" functional muscle rehabilitation and other assisted therapy needs.

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation has been used safely for decades to help manage pain, relieve muscle spasms, increase range-of-motion, reduce muscle disuse atrophy, increase circulation and re-educate muscles. ACP's Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) is a patented and proprietary electrical stimulation waveform that closely replicates the body's normal muscle and nerve firing patterns.

ACP's Omnistim® FX2 Pro Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS)
ACP's Omnistim® FX2 Pro Sport Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS)
ACP's Omnistim® FX2 Portable for "Home Use"

Combination Infrared and Electrical Stimulation Therapy

Infrared therapy uses infrared and visible light-emitting Super Luminous Diodes (SLD) embedded in flexible neoprene pads, which are placed over the treatment area. Infrared therapy may be used to temporarily increase local circulation, relieve stiffness, and promote relaxation of muscle tissue. It may also be used to provide temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain associated with a wide variety of conditions including arthritis, chronic pain, connective tissue dysfunction and neuropathy. Infrared therapy provides mild to moderate thermal effects and is comfortable for patients.

Electrical stimulation may be applied in conjunction with the system's infrared therapy using a treatment probe or electrode pads that provide gentle electrical stimulation to the treatment area. Electrical stimulation has been used safely for decades to help manage pain, relieve muscle spasms, increase range-of-motion, reduce muscle disuse atrophy, increase circulation and re-educate muscles. Electrical stimulation is comfortable and well-accepted by most patients.

ACP’s Neuroprobe® 500 Pro Infrared and Electrical Stimulation

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic Ultrasound has been used by physical therapists for many years. This therapy device creates high frequency sound waves beyond the range of human hearing. The vibration caused by these sound waves creates a heating effect that can help reduce pain, increase circulation and increase the extensibility of collagen tissues to decrease joint stiffness. Ultrasound is also used to reduce muscle spasms, and decrease chronic inflammation associated with conditions such as Bursitis and Tendonitis. By varying the frequency of the device's sound vibrations, the depth and the amount of heat generated can be controlled for thermal (continuous mode) or sub-thermal (pulsed mode) applications depending on the condition being treated. Ultrasound is typically useful for smaller treatment sites and is applied using a round-headed applicator called a transducer that is placed over a transmission gel on the patient's skin. Ultrasound treatment is comfortable and well-accepted by most patients.

Omnisound® 3000 Pro Therapeutic Ultrasound

Shortwave Diathermy

Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy uses electromagnetic waves to create a heating effect that increases circulation in the body’s tissues. Diathermy has been used for many years to help reduce pain and inflammation, decrease joint stiffness, relieve muscle spasms and increase local blood flow. Applied to the patient through a large applicator (head or drum), Shortwave Diathermy's effects may be used to assist in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, slow healing wounds and arthritis. Its mild to vigorous thermal effects may also be used to increase the extensibility of collagen tissues in connective tissue disorders including scar tissue. Shortwave Diathermy is comfortable and is well-accepted by most patients.

Megapulse® II Shortwave Diathermy